“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin. Preparation is halfway to success. God took five days to prepare the earth before creating man. He recognized the need to prepare. Preparation is very key to success. What we call luck or lucky break is the meeting of preparation with opportunity. Oprah Winfrey said ‘I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.’
We often complain that life is not fair to us, not knowing that God is only waiting for us to be prepared before bringing the opportunity we seek across our ways. If you have not successful master how to manage yourself, why are you looking for additional person to manage in form of husband or wife? Are you truly prepared for marriage? You are trying to raise capital to start your business, yet you can’t manage your personal finance well yet! Why add to the number of failed marriages or businesses?
The truth is a lot of us are either ill-prepared or completely unprepared for the success we seek. We need to spend more time learning what it takes to handle whatever we want. Read more about it. Ask people who are already successful in it. Develop your character to fit that position. Cultivate the discipline and commitment required. Don’t just sit there and mope about life not being fair, you are the one who is not fair! Be prepared!
When you are prepared it will happen, that is how life works. The Author of life doesn’t waste His resources. He gives much to him who is mostly prepared. Abraham Lincoln said ‘I will prepare and some day my chance will come.’ He kept preparing himself for the White House despite several failures. He kept working at it until his opportunity came. His speech at Gettysburg remains one of the best speeches ever made. He remains one of the most influential Presidents of the United States till date.
There is no worse disaster as ill prepared leaders. There is no bad luck worse than an unprepared person managing people or resources. So get your nose into sniffing out information relevant for your aspiration. Nothing kills more than ignorance. Get yourself informed. Read. Study. Exercise your mind and body. Drop those bad habits. Sharpen your skills. It is all in your hands, so be prepared.
God bless us all.
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